There are a few rickety wooden bridges along the paths and stairways also to cross over. We are a local travel and adventures company in Thimphu, Bhutan. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox. The palace has four sides and eight corners with its lower and upper tiers adorned with jewels.

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The track terminates at the main monastery where colorful paintings are displayed. He directed the spiritually enlightened monks to build the monastery here. By continuing, you consent to our cookies.

He wanted to establish an edifice at the Taktsang Pel Phuk site.

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In an adjoining small cell, the sacred scripture is placed; the importance of this scripture is that it has been scripted with gold dust and the crushed bone powder of a divine Lama. But it was during the time of Ngawang Namgyal of takstnag Drukpa subsect, who fled Tibet to escape persecution by the opposing sect of the Gelugpa order which dominated Tibet under the Dalai Lamasthat an administrative mechanism was established in Bhutan.

Allegorically, they mean to represent the spiritual holy writings. All the buildings are interconnected through steps and stairways made in rocks. The takstqng should be included in the world heritage site, absolutely brilliant piece of engineering. In due time, he established himself in Bhutan as a ‘model of rulership’ and was known as the “Shabdrung” with full authority. Do take water with you, but do not worry you can buy water at the half way point at the restaurant and it is only 50 nu per bottle.


At this time, he was leading the Tshechu festival of religious dances. If you start early by 7 am then it’s a pleasant climate. Without proper rendering supportyou may see very small fonts, misplaced vowels or missing conjuncts instead of Tibetan characters.

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The corroborative proofs mooted are: The water that is touched by the wheel is said to become blessed and carries its purifying power into all life forms in the oceans and lakes that it feeds into. Thank A TripAdvisor Member. The views are incredible and the walk up and down is fun-meeting people along the way.

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This trail is tiring but worth it when you see the panoramic view of the monastery, just at the start of stairs. Renting the wooden hiking pole at the base near the parking lot proved to be really helpful.

Show reviews that mention. We did not get any altitude sickness while climbing but I think this varies with individual we are friends and in our late 20’s. Meeting with the resident monks and exploring the hidden chambers and alleys is a truly magical experience. He flew to this place from Tibet on the back of Yeshe Tsogyal, whom he transformed into a flying tigress for the purpose and landed at the cliff, which he “anointed” as the place for building a monastery.


The monastery is magnificent and the forested surroundings revealed an abundance of birds, streams and a gorgeous waterfall, and langur monkeys. It is best enjoyed on foot though poneys are available up to and from Takshang cafeteria.

It was a decision taken by Tenzin Takstany while standing at the cave overlooking the Tasktang valley. Temples are scattered all hakstang the hills…Beyond this view point garlanded in flags, the trail plunges straight down to a bridge across a 60 m waterfall cascades into a sacred pool. According to the legend related to this Taktsang which in Tibetan language is spelled stag tshangwhich literally means “Tigress lair”, it is believed that Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong.

The prayer wheel, turned by an old monk, resounds with chimes that are heard every day at 4 am.

The Far East and Australasia, For many people this is the day’s high point. The rock slopes are very steep almost vertical and the monastery buildings are built into the rock face.

Show reviews that mention. A cafeteria midway offers tea and snacks.

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